This Year's Highlights

BERLIN 365/24 – Berlin is a happening place

In Berlin, there’s always so much to do, every day of the year, any time of the day – a sparkling array of events, highlights, entertainment and culture. Berlin is 365/24. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. You may also want to have a look at our Tips of the Day and the Event Calendar!

The Highlights from Berlin’s Event Calendar (pdf).

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Alltag – Mauer – Stasi : Im DDR Museum geht man auf eine spannende Zeitreise in die sozialistische Vergangenheit und erlebt Geschichte zum Anfassen!

DDR Museum
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
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Multimedia Show through world's history close to Brandenburg Gate

The multi media time travel through 300 years of world history shows the...

The Gate
04/28/2016 - 12/31/2017
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The new Sightseeing-Highlight in Berlin: WORLD OF CYBEROBICS® . Futuristic design. Virtual workouts. Healthy snacks and drinks. Admission free!

04/29/2016 - 12/31/2016
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Exhibition

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

Permanent exhibition about the two summer weeks in 1995, when Christo & Jeanne Claude wrapped the German Reichstag completely into silver fabric.
At...

Reichstag
11/25/2015 - 12/31/2017
Exhibition

Spectacular dinosaur find! TRISTAN OTTO, one of the world’s best preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex, moved to Berlin in December 2015 when the...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Festival & set of events

Wrocław / Breslau is European Capital of Culture in 2016 (together with San Sebastian, Spain). Berlin was and is the cultural capital of Germany.

In 2016, we...

diverse Orte
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Exhibition

The exhibition in the European House Berlin

With the new exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE at the Brandenburg gate, the Information Office of the...

Europäisches Haus
05/14/2016 - 12/31/2020
Exhibition

An open-air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 will start in the courtyard of the Stasi Museum in Summer 2016.

Stasi Museum (Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße)(Außengelände/Courtyard)
06/15/2016 - 06/01/2019
Exhibition

Pina Bausch (1940–2009) is recognised as a pioneer of modern dance theatre and as one of the most influential choreographers of the twentieth century. The exhibition...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
09/16/2016 - 01/09/2017
Exhibition

Exhibition of the British Museum in the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. Curator: Barrie Cook, Historian of the British Museum . Initiated by Neil Mac Gregor,...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
10/08/2016 - 01/09/2017
Exhibition

The Feuerle Collection - Feuerle's collection of international contemporary and Southeast Asian art and Chinese design is open to the public since October 15, 2016....

Feuerle Collection
10/16/2016 - 12/31/2018
Festival & set of events

The Lewandowski Festival is an international festival of synagogue music, due to take place in Berlin from 15 to 18 December 2016. The festival is dedicated to the...

Verschiedene Synagogen und Kirchen
12/15/2016 - 12/18/2016
Concert

“I beseech you once again: have the ‘Valkyrie’ performed for yourself, but exclude the public,” Richard Wagner wrote to Ludwig II of Bayern, when the king was having...

Berliner Philharmonie
12/20/2016 - 12/22/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin celebrates its most spectacular and legendary New Year's Eve party each year around the Brandenburg Gate, as some one million visitors gather to christen the...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
12/31/2016
Festival & set of events

2019 will mark a century since the founding of the world-famous Bauhaus. Berlin, Weimar and Dessau and partners from Germany and all over the world will be joining to...

Verschiedene Orte
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019

Exhibition closed on Mondays.

An exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in der Gemäldegalerie (Old Master...

Gemäldegalerie (Kulturforum am Potsdamer Platz)
01/09/2017 - 02/26/2017
Festival & set of events

Fashion takes centre stage in Germany's capital for the Berlin Fashion Week. The latest trends can be seen at trade fairs and public shows, fashion shows and...

Verschiedene Orte
01/17/2017 - 01/20/2017
Trade fair & congress

Information: http://berlin.mbfashionweek.com

The event’s mix of well-known national and...

Kaufhaus Jandorf
01/17/2017 - 01/20/2017
Sports

When it is cold in winter and people would prefer not to be outside, the Berlin Six-Day Race attracts fans to the indoor cycling track to watch exciting professional...

Velodrom
01/19/2017 - 01/24/2017
Trade fair & congress

The International Green Week has been a fixture on Berlin's exhibition calendar since 1926. The world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture is held in...

City Cube Berlin
01/20/2017 - 01/29/2017

Museum Barberini in Potsdam to open on 23rd January 2017

The scaffolding surrounding the newly reconstructed Barberini Palace at Alter Markt...

Museum Barberini
01/23/2017
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans from around the world – and, above all, some great films. Around 400...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/09/2017 - 02/19/2017
Sports

World class athletes come to the big competition to Berlin in a covered hall. Overall, the athletes compete in nine running, throwing and jumping events.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
02/10/2017 - 17.00 Uhr
Classical concert

Opening concert

Barenboim-Said Akademie (Pierre Boulez Saal)
03/04/2017 - 7p.m.
Trade fair & congress

ITB Berlin, short for International Tourismusbörse Berlin, is the world's largest travel trade show. Each year in March, over 10,000 exhibitors present dream...

Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/08/2017 - 03/12/2017
Festival & set of events

In his second festival issue the artistic director Berno Odo Polzer will focus on “Time and the Digital Universe”. Special concert formats, contemporary positions in...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
03/18/2017 - 03/26/2017
Sports

Erleben Sie die Geschichte der Kampfkünste von Beginn an. Fühlen Sie die Magie der besten Akteure ihrer Zeit, eingebettet in einer noch nie dagewesenen Bühnenkulisse...

Velodrom
04/01/2017 - 7pm
Sports

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
04/02/2017
Sports

The Berlin Half Marathon, the largest of its kind in Germany, is also the traditional season opener for recreational and professional skaters.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
04/02/2017

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.